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Google and Binomial Contribute Basis Universal Texture Format to Khronos’ glTF 3D Transmission Open Standard

Similar in size to a JPEG image, .basis textures can be efficiently and flexibly transcoded to a wide variety of GPU native formats

Binomial glTF Google LogosGoogle and Binomial announced that they have partnered to open source a sophisticated texture compressor and a high-performance transcoder for Binomial’s cross-platform Basis Universal texture format. This format can help solve a long-standing problem in the 3D ecosystem: how can 3D textures assets be efficiently packaged or transmitted for an application in a way that is both compact AND can be efficiently processed by the wide diversity of GPU hardware texture engines - each of which has a preferred native format?


New and Enhanced OpenCL Open Source Tools & Resources


The recently formed Khronos OpenCL Tooling Subgroup has been focused on developing and enhancing open source tools and components

The Subgroup has recently developed tools targeted at embedded systems and heterogeneous computation applications. They will be accessible to everyone in the OpenCL ecosystem. In a recent blog post, the OpenCL Tooling Subgroup discussed its activities to strengthen collaboration with the LLVM community. In this blog post, the Subgroup shares more details about some of these tools and resources for OpenCL.


RECENT NEWS                                

Bringing Open Standards for Safety Critical to the Automotive Industry

Khronos Safety Critical LogoIllya Rudkin, chair of the Khronos Safety Critical Advisory Forum, discusses why open standards are increasingly important in safety critical applications in the automotive market.

AMDVLK Open Source Vulkan Driver 2019.Q2.4 with New Vulkan Extensions

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AMD has announced a new AMDVLK open-source Vulkan driver update. Read more...

TechBytes with Shrenik Sadalgi, Director of Next Gen Experiences

Khronos LogoShrenik Sadalgi discusses Khronos' 3D Commerce Exploratory Group, next generation customer experiences, and more...

How Real-Time 3D is Changing the Way We Shop

Khronos LogoTony Parisi discusses the near future of retail featuring interactive real-time 3D Models of products in search results, digital ads, mobiles apps, and AR/VR -- changing how products are discovered, explored, and purchased online.  Read more...

Intel LogoIntel Releases Graphics Drivers - OpenGL, Vulkan and OpenCL

Intel released new drivers supporting OpenGL, Vulkan, and OpenCL.

PowerVR GPU and NNA Available on SiFive Platform with Support for Vulkan, OpenCL and SYCL

SiFive Logo PowerVR's support of APIs such as Vulkan, OpenCL, Android NNAPI, and SYCL will deliver new opportunities for customer growth for the ecosystem. Read more...

From Movie to AR - the Right 3D Model for Each Application

DGG LogoMax Limper, CEO & Co-Founder of DGG, discusses 3D data optimization for VR, AR and the Web. In addition, he addresses glTF and the 3D Commerce Exploratory Group. Zeiss and DGG are contributing to the The Khronos Group 3D Commerce Exploratory Group. Read more...

CityEngine 2019.0 Released with glTF Support

glTF LogoEsri CityEngine 2019.0 now supports glTF and GLB (binary glTF) for both import and export. The PBR material attributes of glTF 2.0 can be read, edited and written. You can find the complete release notes on the ArcGIS website here.


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July 29 - August 1
BOF: Wednesday, July 31st
Los Angeles, CA 

Once again, Khronos will be holding a Birds of a Feather (BOF) Day at SIGGRAPH on Wednesday, July 31st at the JW Marriott LA LIVEThe format will be similar to last year which included a full day of informative presentations from glTF, WebGL, OpenXR, Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES.

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2019 CEDEC

September 4-6, 2019
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center

Yokohama, JP

CEDEC 2019 LogoCEDEC is the conference for the computer entertainment industry professional. CEDEC aims to help developers and other professionals improve their respective development capabilities by exchanging information and ideas, with the aim to improve the overall development of the industry.

Khronos' Neil Trevett will be presenting, "Building Portable VR and AR Applications Using OpenXR and Vulkan."

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IWOCL: International Workshop on OpenCL

Khronos was excited to again to a part of this year's IWOCL. Khronos President Neil Trevett presented a key note as well as led a successful Khronos Birds of a Feather on May 13th where Neil led a discussion regarding the benefits of being an advisory panel for OpenCL and SYCL. 

To see the Khronos presentations for the event, click here.



Vulkanised enjoyed another successful year with top notch talks, record registration numbers and requests for even more Vulkanised events each year. Many thanks to Arm for hosting us at their Cambridge office and sponsoring the Pub Quiz at the Cambridge Beer Festival! We are already looking forward to the next event!

Presentations, photos, and videos

Khronos at the Embedded Vision Summit Workshop

The Khronos Workshop at Embedded Vision Summit was a success! We had a full day of presentations and a hands-on workshop covering OpenCL, SYCL, OpenVX, and NNEF. 

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2019 AWE

AWE LogoOn May 28th, Neil Trevett hosted on all day workshop, "The Challenge of Spatial Computing: How Cloud, Network and Device Work Together to Produce AR/VR Experiences."

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AWE Nite SF - AR Cloud
June 18, 2019
San Francisco, CA

A Gentle Introduction to Shaders 3
July 3, 2019
London, UK

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